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*We are no longer accepting applications for this trip.

About the Trip:

We are partnering with Mennen’m La Tours to present to you, a retreat of a lifetime! 20 special participants will have the opportunity to join us next spring on the beautiful island of Haiti. Enjoy this 6 day and 5 night experience in the tropical mountains of Jacmel, Haiti. From massages by the pool, lunch on the beach, and powerful practices to enhance your writing flow, you don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Because this trip is so special, we require that you fill out our application if you are interested in being considered to attend. We want to bring people who feel specifically called and purposed to be there. We are going here to work on our writing projects, but there is a greater mission at hand. Our purpose in partnering with Mennen’m La Tours is to come alongside their vision of creating jobs, building the Haitian economy, and promoting Haitian culture. We are going for the people, the families, and the small mom & pop businesses. We want to love on and pour into the Haitian community.


Included in Price:

This is our first all-inclusive and international retreat. The price covers you round-trip airfare, admission, stay, all meals, snacks, transportation, activities, gifts, prizes, and more! We guarantee you won’t find anything else similar to this travel opportunity. ***We will share official pricing, packages, and payment plans to all chosen participants!


Who Should Apply?

We are giving priority to those who love to write, but also have a heart for missions. If you are a missionary or want to grow in the mission field, we encourage you to apply. We are also giving priority to those we are of Haitian descent and have never visited the country. We believe that it is important to trace your roots and give back to those who came before you. If you don’t fit any of these descriptions, still be encouraged to apply. We want a diverse group of attendees and our trip is not limited to those who fit the descriptions above.


Important Dates:

  • Retreat Dates: March 26th– 31st
  • Application Deadline: August 1st
  • Deposit Deadline: September 1st
  • First Payment Deadline: November 1st
  • Final Payment Deadline: February 1st


Rooming Options:

  • Queen (Double Occupancy)
  • Double Bed (Single Occupancy)
  • Double Bed (Double Occupancy)
  • Double Bed (Single Occupancy with roommates)
  • Double Bed (Double Occupancy with roommates)
  • Twin Bed (Single Occupancy with roommates)

To Apply:

Follow this link to apply: http://www.thewritersretreat.org/haiti-application/
*Please read the following trip description in full before applying.

*To view our full itinerary, please check the description below.



Monday, March 26th

  • 11:00am: Arrive at PAP Airport in Haiti
  • 12:00pm: Report to Buses – Leave PAP Airport
  • 1:00pm: Lunch at the Welcome Center – Meet & Greet, Introduction
  • 2:00pm: Road Trip to Jacmel, Haiti
  • 6:00pm: Arrive in Jacmel (Get settled in – Room Assignments)
  • 7:00pm: Welcome Dinner
  • 8:00pm: House Rules & Regulations – Week Overview

Tuesday, March 27th

  • 9:00am: Breakfast
  • 10:00am: Starting a Career as a Travel Writer – Getting Paid to Travel
  • 10:45am: Descriptive Writing and Sensory Imagery writing Workshop
  • 11:30 am: Tour in The Capital (Art shops, boutiques, galleries, etc.)
  • 1:30pm: Lunch on the beach
  • 3:30pm Write, relax, pray, and one-on-one coaching sessions with Karolyne
  • 5:30pm: Session – Writing as a Ministry and Calling
  • 6:30pm: Activity – Which Genre is Write for me?
  • 7:00pm: Dinner
  • 8:00pm: Book Swap
  • 9:00pm: Write, Relax, Pray

Wednesday, March 28th

  • 8:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:00am: Hike to Bassin Bleu (Beach)
  • 1:00 pm Lunch on the beach
  • 2:30pm: Speaker –  Kal Roberts
  • 3:30pm: Write, relax, pray, and one-on-one coaching sessions with Karolyne
  • 5:30pm: Session – Fiction Writing for Beginners
  • 6:15pm: Group Writing Exercise
  • 7:00pm: Dinner
  • 8:00pm: Vocabulary Building Activity
  • 9:00pm: Write, Relax, Pray

Thursday, March 29th

  • 9:00am: Breakfast
  • 10:00am: Massages by the pool
  • 12:30pm: Lunch at L’Amitié Hotel
  • 2:00pm: Publishing vs. Self- Publishing | “Which is best for me?”
  • 2:30pm: Createspace Walkthrough
  • 3:30pm: Write, relax, pray, and one-on-one coaching sessions with Karolyne
  • 5:30pm: Writing as a Career & Ways to Generate Income as a Writer
  • 6:15pm: Speech Building Activity
  • 7:00pm: Dinner
  • 8:00pm: Bonfire & GIRL TALK – Share Your Testimony
  • 9:00pm Write, Relax, Pray

Friday, March 30th

  • 9:00am: Breakfast
  • 10:00am: Session – Blogging and Vlogging 101
  • 11:00am: Goal Setting and Vision Mapping Activity
  • 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 2:30pm: Drive back to Port-au-Prince
  • 7:00pm: Farewell Dinner in Port-au-Prince – Raffles and Giveaways
  • 8:00pm: Group Bible Study and Prayer
  • 9:00pm Write, Relax, Pray


Saturday, March 31st

  • 8:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:00am: Drive to PAP Airport
  • Travel Home